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1932 Ford 3-Window Deuce Coupe - chopped, full fendered


Phildaupho
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Body

Revell 1932 Ford 3-window coupe

The roof was chopped about a scale 2-1/2 inches

Door hinges replaced with the accurate ones from Replicas & Miniatures

Passenger side door opened up

Louvers opened up on stock hood sides

Replicas & Miniatures grill shell and radiator

Photoetched details and grill from Model Car Garage

Aluminum tube spreader bars with pin-head bolts

Interior

Seats and door panels modified from Revell 5-window coupe

Steering wheel AMT ’71 Corvette

Dash incorporates gauge panel from Revell Willys Street Rod

Chassis

Floor cut out of kit frame

Cross tubing added

Fuel tank removed for frame photo

Front Suspension

Kit tube front axle converted to beam axle with sections from R/M 1/24 Deuce Roadster

Shocks separated from bracket and pinned for installation

Kit radius rods and steering

Rear Suspension

Four bar trailing arms and Panhard bar modified from Revell Willys Street Rod

Kit rearend trimmed

Kit coil-over shocks pinned for modified mounting

Front Wheels and Tires

Kit Torque-Thrusts wheels

Parts box Michelin tires

Rear Wheels and Tires

Kit Torque-Thrusts wheels – diameter slightly increased

Parts box BF Goodrich T/A Radials narrowed

Drive Train

Chevrolet smallblock engine and transmission from the Rat Roaster

Shift linkage from Replicas & Miniatures

Parts Box supplied intake manifold, exhaust manifolds

Corvette LT-1 valve covers from AMT 71 Corvette

Pulleys and belt assembly modified from Rat Roaster for air-con pump

Carb and air cleaner from kit

7-blade fan from AMT ’49 Ford

Dipstick and some wiring added

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13 hours ago, Rider said:

Super job all round. Very nice work on the hood louvers.,

Thanks Curtis - I have always liked seeing engines through the louvers on full scale hot rods so wanted to try and replicate that. I am kind of disappointed with how dusty these photos turned out so plan to take some more.

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Here a couple more views that I really like. Forgot to mention the reason why I used a reddish background on previously posted photos is because the full scale car was photographed with a similar background for The Rodder's Journal.

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18 hours ago, Spex84 said:

Turned out great!

Nice hinges on the doors, by the way! I also like the V'd spreader bar.

Thanks Chris -  The hinges are one of the many great Deuce parts from Replicas & Miniatures. I used aluminum tube for spreader bars

 

17 hours ago, ChrisR said:

Looks great!!

Thanks Chris

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4 hours ago, Rider said:

Black is such a difficult colour to photograph. These pics look better, nice interior.  

Thanks Curtis - Yes I agree about the difficulty of photographing black. I have also had problems with red. Think I need a better camera that has a broader amperage  range.

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On 2019-06-06 at 12:55 PM, Flatout said:

Beautiful 3 Window Phil, love everything about it!   How did you open up the louvers on the hood?

 

On 2019-06-06 at 6:28 PM, crazyjim said:

Gorgeous hot rod.  Love the SHINY :D:D:D

 

1 hour ago, Koellefornia Kid said:

Nice, clean, low, black, 5-spokes... can a Deuce look better?

Thanks guys Forgot to mention I scribed the louvres with back side of #11 blade over a very long time

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10 hours ago, Phildaupho said:

 

 

Thanks guys Forgot to mention I scribed the louvres with back side of #11 blade over a very long time

Thanks Phil!   Sounds a bit tedious, but I’m looking forward to giving it a try...it really adds realism to your build.

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